The natural shades of travertine ranges from soft ivory and pale creamy white to rich golden shades of walnut and honey, silvery greens, rustic reds, and deep mocha coffee shades. Since travertine is natural stone and the colors depend on local mineral and organic materials, the tiles are never a single solid color, although some travertine varieties are more consistent in color.
Colors in each tile will vary with mottling and veins or bands of contrasting color throughout the stone. Each stone has unique character, although stones quarried from the same area will have enough overall similarity to create a beautiful floor.
Polished The travertine is smoothed and polished to a shiny, reflective surface similar to marble. This finish is most common in commercial applications.
Honed A honed finish is flat and satiny smooth with a low-shine matte finish. Honed travertine is the most popular choice for home use.
Brushed Brushed travertine has slightly rough texture and a matte finish. More antique and is less slippery compared to honed or polished finish
Saw Cut - A flat, very matte finish with no honing or polish. No further finishing after being cut with the wet saw.
Tumbled Tumbled travertine is the most natural finish, resulting in a highly textured finish with no shine and edges that are rounded with a worn appearance that resembles ancient stone. Tumbled travertine is most often found in outdoor installations.
Unfilled Travertine in its naturally porous state with naturally occurring holes.
Filled Most commonly, the porous holes in travertine are filled with a mixture of a hardener like cement and dust byproducts from the cutting and honing process for a perfect color match.
Chiseled Edge Natural stone with rustic chiseling around the edges. Travertine can be hand or machine chiseled. Machine chiseling is most common because it is less expensive and very consistent. Hand chiseled cuts are more random in size and placement.
Tumbled Edge Tumbling travertine produces a rough, textured finish with rounded corners for a naturally aged appearance.
Straight Edge Sharp 90° corners and edges.
Chamfered, eased edge, or beveled A 90° edge that has been eased by angling tiny portion of the edge to make two 45° angles that fit together.
Pillowed Edge Pillowed edge refers to a rounded bullnose edge all around the tile.
Include tiles in the following proportions:
1 pcs 16¨x24¨, 2 pcs 16¨x16¨, 1 pcs 8¨x16¨, 2 pcs 8¨x8¨.
Small Pattern sets include tiles in the following proportions:
1 pc 12x18, 2 pcs 12x12, 1 pc 6x12, 2 pcs 6x6
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